This is a blog to record all of the crazy stories that will happen throughout the trip from Orlando, FL to Seattle, WA. Here is how it all starts. My best friend is coming back from Germany and so is his girlfriend. She is planning on taking his dog from Orlando to Bozeman, MT. He is planning on taking a bike trip that distance, so it leaves her to drive alone. I will fly down there and ride with her during the trip to keep her company!

Monday, July 24, 2006

Beautiful/Wonderful/[insert another awesome word

First things first, sorry about not updating last night we keep moving further west, the time zones give us extra time! Also, here in Denver, its go-go-go! Well, yesterday was a very interesting one ...we embarked on a grand adventure to see the "World's Largest Ball of Twine"

On the way there, I ran into a little difficulty with the local fuzz ...apparently, even though the road did not have any signs, I was to know that the speed limit was 65 ...well, as Sammy Hagar almost said "I can't drive 65"! Thinking that the speed limit was 70 (like the last road I had turned off of) I was clocked at 75 and received a citation :-( Oh well 1400 miles and this is the first event (and fingers crossed, the last)

The whole voyage to the ball of string wasn't a total loss though ...Kansas is known as the "Sunflower state" ...Well, up until a few towns before the largest ball of twine in all the land, I spotted a huge field of sunflowers ...FYI Sunflowers have an IQ (yes, IQ) ...they know where the sun is and turn to face it ...this shows that the organism has intelligence!

Well, enough about Kansas, its pretty; but the best four worlds I have seen printed on this entire trip were "Welcome to Colorful Colorado" Colorado is BEAUTIFUL!!! I know I'm one of the world's biggest fan of the place, but once you visit, you'll understand ...Anyway, we have so much to do here, so we made a list ...yesterday I stopped by and saw my niece (Kaitlyn) and I actually touched her ...(I'm not very good with babies, so this was a huge step) The kid is cute, I do have to admit!

Today is packed full of adventure and excitement (well, at least some fun) Stay tuned and find out what we do in Denver (the best city in all the land least thats my perspective)



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh! The largest ball of twine - I am a HUGE Griswold fan, so this was great! I hope you both are having fun, taking a lot of pictures, and eating well... I hope gas prices aren't killing you!
Take care of my niece!! Aunt Joy


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Denver the best city in the world? I always thought that it was Telluride. Doesn't it have to be? It is the most expensive and knowing how you are I just assumed. Glad the trip is going well. As long as you are taking care of your niece then I'll add one more. Take care of my girl! Sorry for all the responsibility!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought 'the biggest ball of twine' was just folklore. Seeing someone I know standing right there - has to be true! Looks as big as the arch - ha. Thanks for the beautiful pics.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello hello Uncle Mike, hehe that sounds awesome, hehe I'm STOKED, hah didnt see that one comin did ya? hehe;)franzi


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awww she is so cute. Tell your sister Yvette said congratulations. Hope all is well with you and you are right Colorado is the best place one earth.
Take Care Mike,
Yvette English (Summers)
Arvada Colorado



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